What We Love
- Upscale beachfront stay at the first Nordic balneological health resort, with a supersized spaStaying right by the beach in Larvik, with Oslo within driving distance
- Blissing out in the supersized spa, the largest in Scandinavia at 2,500 square metres
- Booking yoga, body-balancing and meditation classes at the brilliant on-site gym
What To Know
- The Larvik Museum and Larvik Train Station are just a 5- and 10-minute walk away respectively
- You Can arrange mediation classes and walking tours through the hotel
- Free WiFi
It’s unexpectedly cool at this futuristic property in the under-the-radar town of Larvik, on Norway’s south coast. Opened in 2009, it’s fast become a go-to spot for guests seeking a relaxed stay with beach access and top-notch pampering. And best of all, it’s within driving distance from Oslo – Norway’s easy-going capital offering endless amounts of breathtaking natural landscapes.
Farris Bas is the first Nordic balneological health resort – so, as you may expect, it’s the expansive, 27,000-sq.-ft. on-site spa that truly steals the show here. Features including a swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, hot tubs and a plethora of treatments ranging from couples massages to signature facials. You’ll have a chance to indulge in utter tranquillity, as you take in the gorgeous and calming views out to the sea.
When it comes to dining, Farris Bad has it covered with a signature restaurant showcasing sophisticated Norwegian-influenced fare created with locally-produced and mostly organic ingredients. There’s also a bar for cocktails and craft beers, a brilliant gym for cardio workouts and scheduled classes, and 176 guest rooms and suites assuring minimalist-inspired, contemporary decor, coupled with plenty of living space and ample mod cons.
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This where a great mother to be stay with my husband.I really enjoyed our stay🥰 Kind of celebration after 9 years together. Good food, drinks, relaxation and treatments👌🌞 The room had a great balcony😊
You need some hours in the warm water with bubbles and sauna because you need to really rest and after that you want to enjoy one of the best meal ever ( and I sincerely mean that), then You have to go to Farris bad in The city of Larvik, Norway.
This is the perfect place, I love it and I will come back for sure!
We stayed in a "superior" room, and any lesser room would probably have been painful. The room was nicely decorated, quite clean, comfortable bed, but the only TV vieweing position was in the same bed. The two lounge chairs had their backs against the same wall as the TV.
You come hre for the spa, and it is satisfyingly complete even without the optional extras. The sauna and steam room rituals were fun - clothing optional, disrobing encouraged. Many did. Veronica was enthusiastic and entertaining in the sauna ritual as well as the scrub; Monica was bored and uninterested in her scrub ritual the next day.
Breakfast was all you could hope for in a health-oriented hotel, and then some. The big BUT was dinner; hideously expensive, and when asked about non-alcoholoc wines, the waiter sait "we don't have any" with an air of what kind of idiot comes here wanting alcohol-free stuff. We came THIS close to checking out there and then. At 7:45 PM, the city of Larvik has at least a dozen outlets selling alcohol-free wines or ciders, which would have been better than the flat We don't have any.
Parking is expensive, but at least parking electric cars and charging them doesn't cost any extra. Sadly, charging only works for Teslas. Our E-colf received not a single milliwatthour in five hours of charging, so we had to move to a household outlet to be sure of reaching home the next day.
A very relaxing resort, I visited during a weekday and it was so peaceful. Many saunas and pools as well as activities led by the staff ( I did a scrub in the steam sauna), all included in the price!
Feeling and view of being on top of the water from the extended spa-wing is amazing!
Vey nice spa hotel. Stayed in this hotel for a couple of days. Great breakfast and lunch buffet. Lots of delicious dishes with fish. Excellent food.
Modern and fresh and very clean rooms. Got a room with a view not to the sea but next time I am going to ask for it.
A huge spa facility, if I remember right around 2500 square meters. Different sections for every taste. Recommend visiting the spa as much as you can.
Very friendly people at the reception.
Nice paintings and sculptures across the hotel.
Should visit it again with my kids!
Overall: Good food, modern room, the best spa i town, friendly personnel, and great atmosphere.